This was the second year that the event has taken place, although in 2021 the whole thing was held virtually because of Covid restrictions.
Police officers from both Surrey and Sussex have joined a Muslim youth group in marking the Holy month of Ramadan by participating in a day-long fast and celebrating Iftar, the breaking of the fast, at sunset. A group of 78 volunteers from both forces joined in the ‘Fasting Collective’ last Thursday (April 21).
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, based at the Mubarak Mosque in Tilford, co-hosted the event with the police. The day began shortly after 4am with a short virtual group meeting and an inspirational welcome from Imam Mansoor Clarke, before 30 police officers and staff enjoyed an evening meal and tour of the Mosque at the end of the fast.
This was the second year that the event has taken place, although in 2021 the whole thing was held virtually because of Covid restrictions. Any participants who could not attend the evening meal in person this year were supplied with food parcels.